So besides some clicking when I drive around nothing will really change until I shift into 4wd when I will gain the benefits?
That is correct. Steering is a bit more difficult but easily overcome.
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
One other thing I have not been able to get a clear answer on. Break in period. I was planning on installing it, driving about 10 miles and hitting the trails to test it out. I thought unless you were changing carriers or the ring and pinion there is no break in period. I have seen other threads on this stating that lunchbox lockers have a 500 mile break in period same as a complete regear. Can someone give a solid answer on this? I am assuming there is not one regardless of what I heard unless someone tells me that is incorrect with a reason.
Complete rebuild axle/engine/everything swap in progress:
Parts already gathered for assembly: 2001 Ford 302, 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 ECU and wiring, NP435, NP205, Pair of axles from 04' F350 SuperDuty (Sterling 10.5 Posi rear, Dana 60HP Front-Both Disk Brakes 3.73 Gears), 37" H1 Tires, 9" lift TJ Coils for 2 link conversion in front, Stage 2 Clutch Kit, 3 Row Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Astro Steering box (4" front Stretch), XJ Rear Leaf Springs (6" Rear Stretch), and lots more.